• LOVING LATELY.

    Happy Friday lovers. Today I wanted to share what I have been crushing on lately. And when I say crushing, I mean obsessing because I am a Libra and everything is all or nothing in my world. Siete Chips // These chips are sooo good. They contain: cassava flour, avocado oil, coconut flour, ground chia seed, sea salt, citric acid, tomato powder, nutritional yeast, smoked serrano powder, citric acid, jalapeño powder, toasted onion powder and roasted garlic powder. They taste like a healthier option to a Dorito and I am obsessed. You can find these at Whole Foods, on their website & Amazon (but they are much pricier). Kite Hill Chive…

  • My Plantbased Story.

    I was asked to share my experience going plantbased by a reader on Instagram and I thought it sounded like a great idea, so here is my plantbased adventure – with some bumps in the road like any great story. A little over six years ago I recall being in a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale getting ready for a night out with my girlfriends and arguing with one of my girlfriends about eating meat. I distinctly recall myself saying “I could never give up a burger.” Back then I ate a lot of burgers and drank a lot of beer, my how times change! That year that same friend and…

  • What’s In My Fridge?

    So today we are covering what’s in my fridge and what we make with all of these seemingly “random” ingredients. These items actually get us through at least five days and then some. I also included what is in my freezer and some dried goods that don’t get refrigerated so you can see everything we get for the week. Then I will break down what we make with everything so you can see how we turn all of this into some tasty #plantbased meals. GREENS // Spinach, Lettuce (romaine & mixed greens) + Zoodles Sautee spinach to pair with hummus mashed potatoes, and/or add it to smoothies, Lettuce for salads,…

  • Plantbased Meal Ideas

    So now that you have the Haute & Healthy Weekly Plantbased Grocery List – what the hell do you make with it? Below I am going to outline the meals I make from all the items on the list to give you ideas on how to make meals that will last you all week. *Lemon is for lemon water in the morning or for salad dressing // BREAKFAST // Acai Bowls / Smoothie Bowls Smoothies (add frozen spinach) Oatmeals with berries GGs/MGCs with cream cheese, cucumbers & tomato Black Bean Tacos Oatmeal with any fruit Avocado Toast Breakfast Potatoes or Hashbrowns + Smoothie Bowl of fruit   // LUNCH //…

  • Inside Look: HYDRAFACIAL

    I don’t really remember how I first heard of a hydrafacial, but it kept appearing to me like kismet – on Instagram, during random podcasts and on blogs I was reading – so often so that I felt I HAD to get one done, like it was a bucket list item in life right next to visiting Greece. I started thinking about it all the time, watching videos on it, and stalking before and afters to the point that I made a promise to myself to make an appointment in the new year. Which brings us to today when I finally stopped planning for it and actually did it. Just…

  • Plantbased Diary.

    For awhile I felt like we were making a lot of vegan recipes that either had a lot of steps or ingredients that are processed (vegan mayo, etc). So we decided to take a little break and just focus on eating whole plantbased foods in their most natural forms – so straight fruit and veggies all day errday. Not only does this cut down on your time in the kitchen, but eating this way is so great for your digestion and feeds your cells with the vitamins and nutrients you need to receive. For breakfast I was having oatmeal every morning, but it is processed so this summer I have…

  • Staying Fit in the BAHAMAS.

    Before we left for our trip I went out and bought a ton of GG crackers, capers and vegan cream cheese. You can bring almost anything on a plane or if it has liquid I typically pack it in my husband’s board bag. I did accidentally leave the capers in my carry on but the security guard was nice and let me keep them (thanks security guard!). When we arrived in Marsh Harbour we had the cab driver take us to the local grocery story where you can pick up pretty much everything: non-dairy milk, fruit and they even had a vegan section. Things are much pricier there though so…

  • How to Start a Plantbased Diet.

    When I was in middle school my older brother, who was 15 at the time and in high school, visited a chicken farm in Virginia and declared himself a vegetarian. He joined PETA and rescued bunnies, threw out all of our products made by P&G (which is everything btw), would moo at the dinner table if we ate meat, had my parents buy him Tofurkeys every year and he even had a vegan wedding cake 10 years later. Because I looked up to my brother I also attempted to go vegetarian and lasted one week before eating a SAMs hotdog. I am fickle to a fault but I like to…

  • Healing Teas

    Today I wanted to talk about some healing teas I have come across that have the ability to totally change your life. From lowering your blood pressure, to minimizing the symptoms of dementia and other ailments, just drinking these teas on the daily can take your health to the next level naturally and inexpensively. So let’s get into changing your life through tea right now. Hibiscus Tea // Hibiscus tea elevates the antioxidant level of one’s bloodstream within an hour of consumption. Antioxidants are the best way to counteract free radicals we consume and with more antioxidants than green tea or matcha, hibiscus tea can naturally lower blood pressure and is as…